This Week: In Memoriam

(h/t Heather at VideoCafe)

This Week with George Stephanopoulos notes the passings of five service members killed in Afghanistan. Four of those deaths were as the result of Afghan partners turning fire against American troops after the Koran burnings. In addition, the Pentagon has officially confirmed the death of a soldier who was taken prisoner in Iraq in 2006.

US Air Force Lt Col John D Loftis, 44, Paducah, KY
US Army MAJ Robert J Marchanti II, 48, Baltimore, MD
US Army SSG Ahmed K Altaie, 46, Ann Arbor, MI (confirmed dead)
US Marines Cpl Conner T Lowry, 24, Chicago, IL
US Army SSG Jordan L Bear, 25, Denver, CO
US Army PFC Payton A Jones, 19, Marble Falls, TX

According to iCasualties, the total number of service members killed in Iraq is now 4,486; in Afghanistan, 2,908.

In addition, we mark the passings of the following notable figures: actor and musician Davy Jones, Dutch Resistance humanitarian Tina Strobos, blogger Andrew Breitbart, musician Ronnie Montrose and professional wrestler Doug Furnas.


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